Planning

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Review: Strategies for Paying for Disney

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December 10, 2012
Review: Strategies for Paying for Disney

newbie . Noun – a newcomer or novice. -Dictionary.com Twelve years ago, I was a Disney financial newbie. It was our familymoon, the second half of our honeymoon where we met up with my then pre-teen stepson and went to Disney World to celebrate becoming a new family. We decided to stay at the...
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Ten Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions You Don’t Want to Miss

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December 8, 2012
Ten Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions You Don’t Want to Miss

The holiday season at Walt Disney World may be the most magical time of the year. Just after Halloween the parks are transformed into winter wonderlands with fantastic decorations and spectacular shows. From gingerbread cupcakes to trumpeting toy soldiers marching in parades to life-sized decorations on enormous Christmas trees, Disney takes your holiday to...
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Fun with the Wildlife at the Animal Kingdom

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December 6, 2012
Animal Kingdom Map

When you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom (DAK) do you often find yourself thinking it’s a short day Park with not as much to do?  Well, then sit back and enjoy this little ‘tour’. The Oasis As you enter DAK you first travel through The Oasis, two pathways leading into the Park.  Don’t just rush...
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Cancelling? There’s no Cancelling in Disney!

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December 5, 2012
Cancelling? There’s no Cancelling in Disney!

  Hello, Disney friends! I’ve got some good news and some bad news; which do you want first? Okay, first the good news: after three months of being out of work and looking for a job, I have finally landed an exciting new position. It’s a full-time job as opposed to part-time, so that...
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Disneyland Candy Canes: A Highly Coveted Treat!

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November 29, 2012
Disneyland Candy Canes:  A Highly Coveted Treat!

  Last Christmastime I was watching the TV Food Network.  I happened to catch a show called “Guy’s Disney Holiday”.  In the show Guy Fieri had segments on all the holiday happenings going on at the Disney Parks.  One particular segment stuck with me and I have put it on my Disney Bucket List. ...
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Thoughts On Starbucks Coming To Magic Kingdom & Epcot

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November 28, 2012
Thoughts On Starbucks Coming To Magic Kingdom & Epcot

Big news out of Walt Disney World this week, with the confirmation of Starbucks being put in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot! Disney has announced that Starbucks locations will be opening in Summer 2013 where the Main Street Bakery and Fountainview Cafe currently are, and this has sparked quite the firestorm of discussion in...
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Homesick…

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November 27, 2012
Main Street USA WDW

 Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Disney FANATIC!  I also am EXTREMELY homesick for Walt Disney World right now!! I have been blessed to be able to visit WDW twice within this past year, but I am still very much homesick over the past few weeks! I know it is because...
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Overcoming Disney Depression

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November 16, 2012
Full Blown adult tantrum in progress...

As you read this, I am probably on a plane, returning home from another wonderful Disney World vacation.  So much care and planning goes into each and every vacation.  When we return, there’s a noticeable void accompanied by an apparent sadness in our lives.  While I love seeing the Magical Express bus when I...
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Disney HOLIDAY Deals at the Dollar Tree Store…PART 2!

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November 13, 2012
Stocking caps

A few weeks ago, I posted about some great holiday deals to be found at the Dollar Tree store: http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2012/10/disney-holiday-deals-the-dollar-tree-store/ Last week I found a few more items, specifically for Christmas…so over the next few weeks, while you are out shopping for your holiday gifts, be sure to check out your local store to...
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DisneyQuest

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November 11, 2012
DisneyQuest

If you are looking for something a little different to do while at Walt Disney World (WDW) or need to spend an entertaining rainy day, DisneyQuest can be the place for you. DisneyQuest is located at the West Side of Downtown Disney (DTD) and is five stories of fun.  There is a separate charge...
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